By Amy Gillentine Sweet, Colorado Springs Business Journal
One of Colorado Springs’ craft breweries is expanding to 17 counties, thanks to a new partnership with beer distributor RMC Distribution.
Red Leg Brewing Co., which opened in 2013, announced RMC will distribute its beer to more than 1,600 customers in a territory that covers about 28,000 square miles, according to news from Red Leg.
“We’re very proud to partner with another local organization that is heavily involved in the veteran community and working to deliver exceptional craft beer,” said Todd Baldwin, Red Leg’s owner. “After receiving our second World Beer Cup medal our beer is in higher demand and RMC Distribution is the perfect partner to spread our veteran philosophy, work ethic and quality beers to a larger audience in the southern Colorado area.”
Red Leg Brewing recently won a 2016 Bronze Medal for its Blue Nose Brown in the Brown Porter Category, in addition to its previous 2014 Bronze Medal for Devil Dog Stout in the Foreign Style Stout Category, according to a press release from the company.
In order to meet the rising demand of both Red Leg’s beer and their recent partnership, Baldwin estimates he will need to increase his company’s production by at least 50 percent. Red Leg Brewing Co. is the only local brewing establishment to be part of RMC Distribution.
Baldwin opened Red Leg at 4639 Forge Road in the Springs after retiring from the U.S. Army as a field artillery soldier. “Red Leg” is a nickname for artillerymen coined in the Civil War. The brewing company is focused on producing and serving select beers, instead of including specialty drinks and food like a bar or brewpub.
“Our mission is different,” Baldwin told the CSBJ in 2013. “We’re going to try to go national with it and become the ‘craft beer of the military.’”
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